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I know this forum is predominantly about buying stuff, but ...
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... maybe now and again it might be worthwhile to also look into what people actually do with their acquisitions.

Just picked up a link on another forum (MF) regarding "digital" exposure:

https://photopxl.com/the-optimum-digital-exposure/

Going though those examples I thought I might have a closer look at this when I can be bothered enough(I typically shoot too dark... low standards I have you know ) ... but this article got me thinking as to what I could have done with (just an example!!!) this one:

As shot

A "doctored" version, but possibly going to be binned!

The issue I guess is the hard light coming from the sun, clipping is going to be near inevitable with very little information left in those bright parts. But: does it matter?

OK not a good shot, but: if I had read that article before, I would have loved to have a play with some of those theories.

Now since mobile phones do a lot of the math for you, here is an SOOP (straight out of phone) shot taken with a SAMSUNG S20:

To be honest, on WhatsApp I actually liked the Disney-Country-Fair phone image MUCH better, embarrassing to see how I stuffed up the Fuji shot! But that's maybe for another day ...

But, coming back to my original topic: what possibilities would I have opened for myself by ignoring the highlights and do a little ETTR, carefully monitored?

A niche topic I know ...

Deed

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